We and Our Children by Woods Hutchinson

We and Our Children

byWoods Hutchinson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI THE WORSHIP OF THE RACE STREAM MAN has tried his hand at worshipping almost everything in the universe that he can think of--including himself. His worship was a desperate attempt to anchor himself to something that would endure, to range himself in the scheme of things. He has worshipped the wind and the lightning, the sun, moon, and stars, the earth and the sea, his ancestors and the phantoms of his dreams: always something behind him, ever something in the past. The time has come for a worship of the future. Why not worship our posterity instead of our ancestry, our children instead of our grandparents. Such a religion would have the marked practical advantage of doing good to the object worshipped, as well as to ourselves. As the main object of religion has ever been to ingratiate ourselves with the Powers That Be, here is a chance to consolidate ourselves with the powers that are to come, instead of with the "Have Beens." To worship our children would give the best possible guarantee that they will worship our memory, which is what we desire above all things. Our deepest dread is of being forgotten; that is the onlyperdition which we fear. In the race we have been alive since the beginning of time, and in the race and its memories of us, we shall endure until all eternity. If we long for immortality, here it is. If we yearn for something enduring, ever conquering, something by the side of whose antiquity the pyramids and the Sphinx are but as mushrooms, behold it! We used to regard life as something fleeting, perishable, to be destroyed by a breath, evanescent as a melting snowflake. Now we know it to be a thing almost infinitely hard, enduring, resistant to every change, and to every onslaught, forcing its way over every sort of oppositio...

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Title:We and Our ChildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217143784

ISBN - 13:9780217143783

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